Williams & Javellana, LLP

Chico Adoption Lawyer

Adoption Cases

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The legal process that is known as adoption is one of establishing a parent-child relationship when the adopting parent is not the birth parent or the biological parent of the child. Once an adoption takes place in the state of California, all of the rights and responsibilities of being a parent are given to the adoptive parents, as if they were the birth family. An adoptive parent can be a step parent or a relative of the child or it may be somebody that is not a blood relation of the child. You can get assistance through the adoption process by contacting Williams & Javellana, LLP. Here is a look at some of the types of adoptions that take place in the state of California.

Stepparent or Domestic Partner Adoption – This type of adoption takes place when the domestic partner or spouse of the parent of the child adopts the child as their own. In order for this type of adoption to take place, the couple needs to be registered, either by being legally married or by being registered as domestic partners. In the state of California, a stepparent or domestic partner adoption is the most common type that takes place. It tends to be easier than other forms of adoption because the child’s birth parent is not giving up parental rights to the child.

Even though a stepparent or domestic partner adoption is easier than other types of adoption, it is still important for things to be done properly. When you use Williams & Javellana, LLP for help you through the process, all of the necessary paperwork can be filed and you may be able to avoid a lot of the issues which are associated with adoption. It can help to put your mind at ease during the time that the adoption process is taking place.

International, Independent or Agency Adoption – During this type of adoption, the parental rights of the child’s birth parents are going to end. The adoptive parents are going to be more than legal guardians, they will be the legal parents of the adopted child and have all of the responsibilities associated with it. These three different types of adoption differ from each other in a number of ways. An independent adoption takes place if there is not an agency involved in the adoption case. An international adoption occurs when the child comes from outside of the United States and an agency adoption takes place when a licensed adoption agency or The California Department of Social Services takes place in the adoption process.

There are many steps associated with filing for an adoption. All of the steps must take place properly so that the adoption can move forward and any unnecessary delays are avoided. Included in the adoption process are filling out forms, having papers served on the birth parent, getting consent and having a hearing in court. Don’t go through this difficult time alone. Contact Williams & Javellana, LLP for assistance in every step of the process.


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Gold standard for professionalism and ethics. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in handling complex cases. Attorney Javellana took painstaking hours building a civil case, (co-ownership/property rights) and then he presented overwhelming evidence at trial. Mr. Javellana was on point for 3 days at trial where he tactfully asserted a powerful presence in the courtroom and systematically picked apart the defendents and he was quick to respond to the dirty trickery of the defense attorney with undisputable legal arguments. As a result of Mr. Javellana's detailed and powerful representation, the opposing side had no chance. Mr. Javellana was extremely organized and detail oriented throughout. Mr. Javellana won the case across multiple points and most impressively he obtained a permanent injunction against the opposing party. Additionally, Mr. Javellana, represented me with two other cases where his professionalism and his relentless tactical drive continued with successful results. I highly recommend Mr. Javellana. J.M
California June 20, 2015